The Phantom: A Hero Who Influenced the World

Joe Douglas
The Shadow
Published in
7 min readFeb 16, 2021

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Collana Albi Grandi Avventure #1, a 1937 Italian publication

In one of my previous articles I discussed how The Phantom became — and remains — one of the most popular adventure comic strips in the world and yet is all but ignored by the American comics industry. In this follow up article, I’ll be looking at how the character has influenced cultures around the world.

What the very first comic book (as in a magazine-style publication of 20 pages or…

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Joe Douglas
The Shadow

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